BA Music and Philosophy

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  • Objectives
    Taking Music and Philosophy allows you to develop your ability in and understanding of music in combination with learning about philosophical issues that have challenged thinkers for centuries. On this degree course you will normally take half of your modules in Music and half in Philosophy. A Dual Honours Music BA course gives you the opportunity to explore a variety of musical disciplines. An extensive range of modules in level one allows students to define their own modular programme through levels two and three. Students may wish to specialise at level three in composition, dissertation or performance. Music: In the Music Department a personal tutor will work with you over three years to help you make the most of your studies and encourage you to excel. Lectures, seminars and group tutorials are reinforced by individual supervision or feedback. The Music part of your degree is assessed through projects, performances and coursework, giving you a chance to develop your own skills and interests in an independent and creative manner. The Performance module at level one is assessed by a short recital. The level three Instrumental or Vocal Recital is given in public. While following a recital track you are given tuition on your principal instrument. Philosophy: The Philosophy Department offers an exciting range of courses taught by researchers who are experts in their fields. You can develop your understanding of the key areas of philosophy such as ethics, philosophy of mind, theory of knowledge, political philosophy, metaphysics and logic through the course of your three years. We also have courses on major figures in the history of philosophy such as Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hegel and others. The Philosophy side of the degree is highly flexible, with no required modules.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements GCE/VCE A Levels - ABB Two GCE A Levels plus two GCE AS Levels - AB+AB Scottish Highers - AABB-ABBB Irish Leaving Cert. - ABBBB International Baccalaureate - 32-30 points Core Requirements - Grade B in GCE A Level Music
  • Academic title
    BA Music and Philosophy
  • Course description
    Our students usually select from a range of compulsory and optional modules to add up to 120 credits.

    Some departments offer courses that don't feature optional modules whereas other courses are fully flexible.

    Important notice :
    This is a list of modules that have been offered in the past. We expect similar modules to be offered for courses starting in 2009.
    This information is provided for illustration only and you should check with the department directly when applying to confirm module options.

    Typical First Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits
    Critical Thinking  20
    Human Rights  20
    Matters of Life and Death  20
    Mind, Brain and Personal Identity  20
    Philosophy of Art and Literature  20
    Areas of Philosophy  10
    Case Studies in Western Music  10
    Composition  10
    Critical Responses to Music  10
    History of Philosophy  10
    Individual Project  10
    Introduction to Harmony and Counterpoint  10
    Introduction to Studio Techniques  10
    Key Arguments  10
    Knowledge, Justification and Doubt  10
    Listening Skills  10
    Music History  10
    Music of the World  10
    Performance  10
    Philosophy of Religion  10
    Philosophy of Science  10
    Popular Music Studies  10
    Stylistic Harmony  10
    Typical Second Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits

    There are a large number of optional modules available to choose from for this year of the course. You can find out more by contacting the department

    Typical Third Year Modules

    Module/Unit Credits
    Extended Dissertation  40
    Extended Portfolio of Compositions  40
    Extended Prepared Instrumental or Vocal Recital  40
    Advanced Logic  20
    Aristotle  20
    Dissertation  20
    Epistemology  20
    Feminism: Rationality and Politics  20
    Hegel and His Critics  20
    Hobbes and Hume  20
    Kant  20
    Metaphysics  20
    Morality, Identity and Freedom  20
    Philosophical Problems 1  20
    Philosophical Problems II  20
    Philosophy of Language  20
    Philosophy of Mathematics  20
    Philosophy of Psychology  20
    Philosophy of Science  20
    Portfolio of Compositions  20
    Possible Worlds  20
    Pragmatism  20
    Prepared Instrumental or Vocal Recital  20
    The Imagination  20
    Theories of Rights  20
    Value Theory  20

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